Jen Winter has served as Public Works Director for the City of Cedar Rapids since April 2015. Prior to joining the City, Jen was Regional Director at HR Green, where she had served since 2004. As Regional Director, Jen led the Cedar Rapids engineering firm’s Iowa transportation team, supervised project managers across the organization, and collaborated with municipalities from across the state of Iowa.
Jen received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University. In addition to her experience at HR Green, Jen’s previous work experience includes working as a project engineer for Ament Design in Cedar Rapids; for Strand Associates in Madison, Wisconsin; and for Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers in Omaha, Nebraska. She also serves as the chair of the APWA Center for Sustainability, an initiative created in 2008 to drive the transformation of public works management to create balanced solutions, deliver services at levels citizens expect, and provide the best long-term economic choice – all through environmentally and socially responsible ways.